This is the official BLM home page for the Coeur Rochester POA 10 Mine Expansion.
The Record of Decision is released on July 1, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, Humboldt River Field Office (WD/HRFO) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Coeur Rochester Mine Plan of Operations Amendment 10 Project (POA10) and Closure Plan proposed in Pershing County, Nevada. The FEIS documents the anticipated impacts associated with Coeur Rochester, Inc.’s expansion of their operations at the existing Coeur Rochester Mine, which is located approximately 18 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada, in the Humboldt Range, Pershing County. It also analyzes the final closure plan associated with the mine.
This FEIS contains, in its entirety, the analysis originally presented in the Draft EIS (issued August 21, 2015), with all text additions in bold. Also included in the FEIS are responses to comments received during the public comment period on the Draft EIS. The document also incorporates recommended mitigation to minimize impacts to resources.
A Notice of Availability of the FEIS was published in the Federal Register on May 13, 2016. This FEIS is not a decision document. The publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register for this FEIS initiates a 30-day waiting period.
The 30 day waiting period has ended and the Record of Decision can be downloaded from the documents section. In addition, a hardcopy of the ROD will be provided upon request, or is available for review at the Winnemucca District Office during regular business hours (7:30 am to 4:30 pm) throughout the 30 day appeal period.
We appreciate your interest in this project. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kathleen Rehberg at (775) 623-1739.